In Parliament, NC MPs Seek Investigations In Sopore, Shopian Killings

SRINAGAR: An adjournment motion was presented by the National Conference President and Member of Parliament from Srinagar Dr Farooq Abdullah and party MP Hasnain Masoodi in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

In a statement, NC spokesman said that a calling attention motion was also filed to get the information regarding the status of investigation in Shopian matter.

Police Drive Sopore Youth’s Body To Sonamarg For Burial

Meanwhile, the spokesman said that Member of Parliament Hasnain Masoodi raised the matter of “custodial death” of Irfan Ahmad Dar at Sopore and the death of three youth in a “fake encounter “at Shopian was taken up in Lok Sabha.

The spokesman said that he informed the House that after the unconstitutional decision of August 5, 2019 a storey of oppression is being scripted in JK, thousands were detained and now the oppression has been to new levels with fake encounters and custodial deaths.

Sopore Tense Over Youth’s Death After Arrest

“A month back 3 youth was gunned in an encounter at Shopian and it was claimed that three were dreaded militants and after a few days it was found they were innocent labourers from Rajouri and were allegedly killed in a fake encounter. The DNA samples though were taken a month back the investigation is being without any reason delayed,” the spokesman quoted Masoodi as having said.

He also asked the Defence Minister to make a statement and inform the House about the status of the investigation. He also raised the matter of alleged “custodial killing” of Irfan Ahmad Dar at Sopore and asked for a statement, arguing that the oppression and atrocities are not going to fetch any results and would further widen the gulf between people and the GoI.

The Amshipora ‘Encounter’

Meanwhile, Party President and MP Srinagar Dr Farooq Abdullah, MP Baramulla Mohammad Akbar Lone expressed outrage over the killing of a young man in Tujjar Sopore and prayed for strength to the bereaved to bear the inconsolable loss.

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